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Published On: Tue, May 6th, 2014

Brazilians Increase Protest against 2014 World Cup

LAGOS MAY 6TH (URHOBOTODAY)-With the World Cup getting ever closer, protests against the event are starting to increase. The latest, coming on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.
Protesters gathered on Leme Beach to voice their displeasure with the World Cup, which they see as a waste of government spending. Activists from the non-profit organisation Rio de Paz placed footballs painted with red crosses on an exhibition of two-metre tall bears.

Brazil has seen a wave of anti-government protests, some of them violent, since June last year when the government announced an increase in bus fares. Street protests have shrunk in recent months but are now starting to return as the football tournament nears.
The footballs are representing the World Cup. That’s the official ball for the Cup, and the crosses represent the waste of public money and the poor results for the Brazilian people of such an investment.” Antonio Carlos Costa, Protest leader said.
Source: CCTV

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